Learning to follow our "Spiritual Compass"
Right now, I'm hearing from lots of people within our virtual community who have awoken and are beginning to step onto the spiritual path in earnest, they're being drawn to Gateway 2 - the "Realignment" - as we've termed it. It can be a very challenging yet profoundly rewarding experience. In essence we're making a quite profound shift of consciousness inside. Prior to this shift, like most people in the world today (even many awake ones), we create our lives really by making decisions about "how to move the external pieces on life's playing board". But afterwards things change dramatically...
Changing from "What to Do?" to "How to Be?"
Before the shift, we're mentally deciding what job to do, where to live, how to act within our relationships - all choices of what to "do" - the mind is simply so accustomed to forming goals, agendas, false dreams, illusionary needs and aspirations. We approach practically every circumstance and engagement with other people with the mind in the mode... "how can I shape this to fit my agenda" (even if we feel our agenda is well intentioned).
Either that, or each engagement is controlled and restricted by our fears, need to control or sense of obligation and responsibility.
- In the shift around Gateway 2, quite a huge change is invited. In the face of being impelled to make snap, mind-led decisions, we're caused to let go, to expand into the opening inner space and instead, find an authentic way to be. If we can hold back the pre-conditioned programmed behaviours which want to automatically kick in, and we instead open a wider internal space, then there's the opportunity for the soul simply to arise. It will express through us, aligned with who we truly are.
The power of Authentic Creativity
Now here's the real key: true acts of creativity, of authentic 'decision making' - those aligned with the natural organising energy of the universe - are shaped by authentic beingness. It's an energy that infuses through us when we make space for it. This energy can shape simple synchronicities that put us in the right place at the right time for exactly the right exchange, or it can literally move mountains (and anything within that spectrum).
- But it is not easy to hold that open internal space in the beginning. The mind will want to rush in with its constant questioning of what to do next. It is a skill which is inherent to all of us, but one which we need to work at to rediscover.
Essentially, it's all about surrendering absolutely to the moment and then aligning with what we simply know in our hearts wants to happen.
In the beginning, it's hard to know if we're coming from the soul or the ego. So often, the ego will be wrapped up in emotion which may cause us to think we're coming from true feelings (so often I hear people say "I'm feeling to do this" when actually they're still thinking what to do, but the conditioned emotions that arise express like feelings!).
Deep inner yearning
If we are really touching the place of the soul, then we'll touch a place of deep inner yearning, aligned with the absolute core of our being and most importantly, that will be confirmed by the objective hand of universal synchronicity supporting our actions. We'll notice more and more we seem to be aligned with a flow that has a sense of higher purpose: essentially one that reveals distorted behaviours in people and gives energy to their true gifts of beingness instead.
- What will greatly help, is to keep giving energy to those aspects in our lives that truly make our souls sing. By that I mean things that bring simple joy of living, when we feel 'in the groove' of life, where everything clicks into place or where we get that deep 'aha' feeling of rightness inside.
And we need to take continual time in quietness and stillness, to let our internal chatter and metabolism settle so we can feel these authentic yearnings of the soul.
Then slowly but surely, the volume of the soul will be turned up. We'll follow it more and more until we realise that the only truly harmonious experiences in life - ones that are completely fulfilling - are those initiated by the soul. Then there's a complete letting go into the soul, an inner commitment to tune in and follow it - at whatever the apparent personal cost (to the ego).
The challenge of our lives
And we will be challenged on this. We will be tested quite strongly. My experience in working with people around the world, is that we're often faced with very challenging life circumstances when we transition Gateway 2. For instance, we may be invited to end a relationship which no longer serves (but perhaps where there's sense of obligation or responsibility still); or we may be called upon to give up a secure job or business; or to change locations to an entirely new place, leaving behind many relationship attachments.
Yes Gateway 2 can be very challenging indeed - perhaps the most challenging of all. Yet when we truly surrender into it, giving up all need to control our lives, the sense of liberation as we pass through the Gateway is truly amazing. It frequently brings people constantly to tears. The Realignment - aligning to what is really real - is a truly life-changing experience indeed!
It is for this reason we were given to develop our "Spiritual Compass", about learning to tune into the soul and follow it moment by moment. You can read about it here...Openhandway: the "Spiritual Compass".
And we also covered it extensively in our 5GATEWAYS movie. Watch the Gateway 2 section. Even if you've seen it before, people say it's a great refresher...
from my heart to yours